The Divided Brain

I have made a number of posts related to Iain McGilchrist’s work after hearing him speak about his book, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

The first time I heard him speak was in 2014 in Edinburgh.  He was giving a lecture for the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Edinburgh University. The lecture was free and open to the public, so having read his book, I travelled up to Edinburgh from my home in South Lakeland to hear him speak. Since then I have twice attended a four day course organised by Field & Field, at which Iain McGilchrist has shared his current thinking and his work on his book.

Following each event I have shared what I have heard and learned on this blog.

2014 – 

2015 – 

2016 –

2018 –

These posts, and others, can be found in the Category – The Divided Brain – 

The Master and His Emissary is a long and very dense text – not a quick read, but definitely a book for our time. This RSA Animate video provides a good introduction.